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Photos of the day for Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

A selection of photos from the U.S. and the world from the Associated Press and Getty Images.

Paper lanterns are released as a part of Christmas festivities in Zagreb, Croatia, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

A Pakistani Christian boy decorates a tree in preparation for the upcoming Christmas holiday in Islamabad’s slums, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Digital images are projected for the first time on the cathedral of Nantes, western France, on December 22, 2014. The show, called “illumi’Nantes” is inspired by the work of French painter Alain Thomas, native of Nantes and considered to be the leader of the so-called “primitive naive” painting. JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images

A Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldier closes a curtain after members of honor guard rehearse for a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

A worker applies oil to roasted pigs in Manila on December 23, 2014, for the busy holiday season. “Lechon”, or roasted pig, has always been a regular fare at Philippine festivities, especially during Christmas and New Year celebrations. The Philippines Christmas season runs from December until the second week of January. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELISNOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

Homeless Indians receive tea and biscuits being served by a man on a chilly morning in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Intense cold coupled with a thick blanket of fog has engulfed most parts of north India throwing normal life out of gear and disrupting rail, road and air traffic. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

Indian laborers sleep on makeshift beds by the roadside on a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

Afghan refugee children listen to a boy reading verses of the Holy Quran, during a daily class on how to read the alphabet and verses of the Quran, in a mosque on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Guns and gloves of India’s Air Force soldiers lie on a road during rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. India marks Republic Day on Jan. 26 with military parades across the country. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, enter a hall for a meeting of CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) in Moscow’s Kremlin, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.(AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

Street performer Bold Yamada shakes hands with a child at a park in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)